1. Bettes Memorial

    Bettes Memorial Park is currently undeveloped.

  2. Brewer (Earle)

    The soccer fields at Brewer Park are used by teams from throughout the region and are in varying sizes to accommodate all age groups. The main recreation area of the park also has a ball diamond, courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball, a cricket pitch, and a scenic open picnic shelter available for rent. Brewer Park's 36 hole disc golf course is one of the oldest and most popular disc golf facilities in the area. With ample parking and easy access to US-131, Brewer is the most active outdoor sports park in the Kent County Park system.

    Baseball Basketball Disc Golf Hiking Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Soccer Tennis Winter Sports
  3. Caledonia Lakeside

    With 1,500 feet of frontage on Emmons Lake, Caledonia Lakeside Park is a picturesque location for group activities and events. This active community park in the heart of Caledonia offers multiple picnic areas as well as an open picnic shelter, an enclosed shelter, playgrounds and two ball diamonds. The park also serves as a staging area for the popular Paul Henry Thornapple Trail.

    Baseball Fishing Hiking Picnicking Playground Restrooms Shelter
  4. Chief Hazy Cloud

    Originally a small roadside park, Chief Hazy Cloud Park was expanded several years ago through the purchase of an adjacent natural area. Today, the park includes more than 4,700 ft of frontage on the Grand River and 122.6 acres of woods and wetlands. A small parking area provides river access in the original section of the park. Eventually, trails and additional parking will be added to the park's large natural area.

    Fishing Picnicking Restrooms
  5. Coldwater River

    Though relatively small, this park encompasses more than 2,000 feet of shoreline along the Coldwater River, which is designated by the Michigan DNR as a type 4 gear-restricted trout and salmon stream. The river is just a short distance from parking areas and is easily accessible along the length of the park. Visitors also will find a few picnic tables near the river, offering a peaceful roadside stop for picnics or just a little relaxation.

    Fishing Picnicking Restrooms
  6. Cooper Creek

    This park is the trailhead for the only bridle trail in the county park system. The 3.5 - 4 mile trail winds through scenic Spencer Forest. The network of equestrian trails in this park explores pine stands, deciduous forests and fields. The trails are accessed from the parking lot at Cooper Creek Park, at the intersection of Morgan Mills Ave and 17 Mile Rd.

    Bridle Path Fishing Nature Trails Restrooms
  7. Creekside

    Located off 68th St, Creekside Park offers picnic areas, ball fields and playgrounds and also serves as a trailhead for the Fred Meijer M-6 Trail. It's a great place to schedule an outdoor group event, with easy access to the city yet with the feeling of a more rural park with large areas to explore. Creekside Park is one of only two parks in the Kent County System with exercise trails. The playground equipment at this park is ideal for children under 5 years of age.

    Baseball Exercise Station Hiking Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms
  8. Douglas Walker

    Douglas Walker is one of the most active parks in the Kent County system. The park is very popular for picnic and shelter reservations and also sees considerable use by field sports including soccer, baseball and softball. All the sports facilities, picnic areas and the shelter are south of Buck Creek. North of the creek, park visitors will find a 20 acre undeveloped natural area. The park also serves as a trailhead for the east branch of Kent Trails, with a trail link entering the park at the northwest corner and crossing Buck Creek on the main service drive.

    Baseball Bike Trails Hiking Picnicking Playground Restrooms Shelter Soccer Winter Sports
  9. Dutton Shadyside

    This picturesque park with its large shady maples is ideal for picnics and group events. A creek winds through the park along a lightly wooded valley, offering unique areas to explore. The park also features a ball diamond, playgrounds, ample parking, and an open shelter available for reservations.

    Baseball Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Tennis
  10. Dwight Lydell

    This property originally served as a fish hatchery for the State of Michigan, with trains loading tanks of fish for distribution throughout the state. In 1949, the property was deeded to Kent County by the State of Michigan for use as a county park. Today, Dwight Lydell Park includes 39 acres of recreation space with natural areas in the heart of Comstock Park. Visitors enjoy walking or jogging laps around the park's paved trails. The park's two rentable open picnic shelters are popular for group picnic and events, with a nearby ball diamond, playground and fishing ponds.

    Baseball Fishing Hiking Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms
  11. Fallasburg

    With its scenic river frontage and historic character, Fallasburg Park is a favorite location for picnics, group activities, weddings, community events and other recreational pursuits. The park features an iconic shelterhouse, picturesque picnic areas and a disc golf course. Hiking trails are also available through the park’s expansive natural areas, including a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. One of only two remaining covered bridges in Kent County is located here across the Flat River and supports auto traffic. This park is also the site of the Lowell Arts Festival. This juried arts and crafts festival is sponsored by the Lowell Area Arts Council and is held every year during the 3rd weekend in September.

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  12. Fisk Knob

    Fisk Knob is a small park in northeast Kent County that contains the highest point of elevation in the entire county, at 1,072 feet above sea level. Visitors can use the small parking area just off Algoma Rd then hike up the short gated drive to the peak. Be sure to come during fall color season to enjoy the scenic views!

  13. Gordon

    Acquired from the State of Michigan in 1924, Gordon Park was the first park in the Kent County Parks system. Due to its location on Northland Drive, the park quickly became a popular stopover for travelers. Today, its open tree canopies and scenic natural areas make it a favorite park for picnicking. Gordon Park also serves as a trailhead for the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail.

    Hiking Picnicking Playground Restrooms
  14. Johnson (Henry A.)

    Established in 1928, Johnson Park follows the shore of the Grand River for nearly 1½ miles, offering ample opportunities for fishing, picnicking, biking and ball games. With easy access from I-196, the park also features an historic enclosed shelter available for rent, a popular disc golf course, and a scenic hike through wooded uplands. A segment of Kent Trails also passes through, connecting Johnson Park to the Millennium Park trail network.

    Baseball Disc Golf Exercise Station Fishing Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Shelter Winter Sports
  15. Kent Trails

    Kent Trails is a 15 mile, non-motorized trail that is the result of a collaborative planning effort between the Kent County Parks Department and the cities of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Walker, Wyoming, and Byron Township.

    Bike Trails Cross Country Skiing Hiking Winter Sports
  16. Knapp Valley Forest

    Natural-surfaced hiking trails explore wooded hills and valleys in this scenic 87 acre undeveloped natural area. To access the main trailhead, use the parking lot on the north side of Knapp Valley Forest Elementary School and follow the path around the back of the school’s ball diamond.

  17. Lamoreaux (Donald J.)

    With a looping network of trails along nearly 1½ miles of Grand River shoreline, Donald J. Lamoreaux Park offers an up close chance to discover the natural environment of the river valley. The park’s trails meander through woods and wetlands and include a scenic deck overlooking the river itself. A ball diamond is available at the park's southern end, and opportunities for fishing abound along the river's edge.

    Baseball Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hiking Nature Trails Picnicking
  18. Lamoreaux Memorial

    This small roadside park mainly serves as a trailhead for nearby multi-use trails. The park's location at the corner of West River Drive and North Park St provides easy access to the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail heading north, or to the City of Grand Rapids' trail system heading east along the North Park bridge and through Riverside Park.

    Bike Trails Hiking
  19. Lepard Preserve

    This scenic natural preserve provides excellent opportunities for hiking and exploration. The park's natural-surfaced trail includes several educational signs interpreting the surrounding natural features and processes. With its heavily wooded hills and valleys and an open field to discover, the Lepard Preserve offers a surprising sense of seclusion within easy reach of the M-6 highway and M-37.

    Hiking Nature Trails
  20. Long Lake

    Long Lake Park provides a tranquil setting for many group events and also offers great opportunities for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. The highlight of the park is Long Lake itself. The park encompasses the northern two-thirds of the lake, with a mile of shoreline featuring forested picnic areas, wetlands, and a public beach. Long Lake Park also includes six picnic areas, an open shelter and an enclosed shelterhouse, all available for group reservations.

    Baseball Beach House Fishing Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Shelter Swimming
  21. Luton

    Luton Park is a family friendly multi-use park with 9.7 miles of interconnected trails. The park features a native prairie, pines, hardwoods, marshes and three bridge crossings over Rum Creek. Luton Park trails were designed for mountain-biking and have made the park a well-known regional attraction for this use. Hiking, trail running, bird watching, cross country skiing and snow shoeing are also popular activities. The trails are closed to motorized use and equestrians and are also closed to night riding since all Kent County Parks are open only from 7 a.m. to sunset. All trails are accessed by the main trailhead parking area off 10 Mile Rd.

    Hiking Mountain Biking
  22. M-6 Trail

    The M-6 Trail stretches across southern Kent County, linking Kent Trails in the west to the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail in the east. Most of the route is a dedicated paved pathway, though the center segment follows sidewalks between Division Ave. and Clyde Park Ave.

    Bike Trails Cross Country Skiing Hiking Winter Sports
  23. Millennium

    Millennium Park is a unique, ambitious project to reclaim 1,500 acres of heavily-used land for public recreation. The park encompasses rolling terrain and extensive wetlands and lakes southwest of Grand Rapids, between Johnson Park and John Ball Park. Its land is rich in natural resources, featuring woods, wildlife, fish and waterfowl. Facilities within the park now include a six-acre beach and splashpad, nearly 20 miles of trails, and other diverse opportunities for recreation. Touching Grand Rapids, Walker, Grandville and Wyoming, Millennium Park is one of our nation's largest urban parks.

    Basketball Beach House Bike Trails Fishing Hiking Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Sand Volley Ball Swimming
  24. Myers Lake

    With fun playgrounds, plenty of spaces for impromptu picnics, great fishing and a free public beach with changing rooms, Myers Lake Park is like a mini vacation retreat for many area families! Myers Lake Park is open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

    Beach House Fishing Picnicking Playground Restrooms Swimming
  25. Palmer (Linus C.)

    Palmer Park offers more than 300 acres of greenspace within the City of Wyoming, including a wooded main recreation area that is popular for group picnics and events. Paved and natural-surfaced trails allow visitors to explore the park’s expansive forest and wetlands. The park also includes Kaufman Golf Course which is accessed from Clyde Park Avenue. Kaufman is an exceptional 18 hole course and driving range that are open to the public.

    Baseball Bike Trails Cross Country Skiing Fishing Golf Hiking Nature Trails Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Winter Sports
  26. Paris

    The park consists of forest and wetlands. Plaster Creek winds through this approximately 69.6 acre park. Paris Park is undeveloped, however, there is a paved pathway that allows all visitors the opportunity to view the numerous deer and wildlife that inhabit this park. Currently Paris Park is owned by Kent County and leased to the City of Kentwood.

    Cross Country Skiing Hiking Nature Trails
  27. Pickerel Lake

    Also known as the Fred Meijer Nature Preserve, Pickerel Lake Park offers a scenic mix of natural areas to explore along a branching network of trails. The lake itself covers nearly 80 acres and is a great setting for fishing or wildlife observation. One of the best-known features of the park is its 800 ft floating boardwalk that crosses a portion of the lake. The shoreline of Pickerel Lake is undeveloped, being surrounded only by parkland and Camp Rogers to the north. Beyond the lake shore, trails meander through unique wetlands, sandy woods, and rolling forest hills and valleys. In the winter, the trails are open for cross country skiing. The main restrooms are closed in the off season, but a portable restroom is available at the parking lot.

    Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hiking Nature Trails Restrooms
  28. Provin Trails

    Interconnected loops of natural-surfaced trails invite hikers and skiers to explore the sandy-floored forest of Provin Trails park. Located off 4 Mile Rd between Dean Lake Ave and the East Beltline, this heavily wooded park offers a quick escape to nature that’s close to city life.

    Cross Country Skiing Hiking Nature Trails Restrooms Winter Sports
  29. Rogue River

    Rogue River Park in Belmont may seem like three unique parks rolled into one. Visitors may be most familiar with the park's role as a major trailhead for the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail off Belmont Ave. Yet, within its 116 acres, visitors will also find a variety of recreational facilities including a picnic shelter, tennis courts, playground and a ball diamond, as well as extensive natural areas with trails and river access. There really is something for everyone at Rogue River Park!

    Baseball Bike Trails Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hiking Nature Trails Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Tennis
  30. Ruehs (Fred W.)

    This roadside park is small but includes more than 1,000 feet of frontage on the Thornapple River, making it a popular spot for picnics, fishing and general river access. The park also offers a large playground structure with swings, and has ample parking. No swimming is permitted at this park.

    Fishing Picnicking Playground Restrooms
  31. Seidman

    With its rolling hills and valleys, Seidman Park invites visitors to explore more than 400 acres of woods, fields and wetlands. Interconnected loops of natural-surfaced trails total nearly five miles in length, offering a variety of hiking experiences. Two parking lots with seasonal restrooms provide access to the north and south regions of the trail network. Additionally, visitors can reach Seidman via Ada Township's paved multi-use trail which runs along the north and south borders of the park.

    Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hiking Nature Trails Restrooms Winter Sports
  32. Spencer Forest

    Spencer Forest Park hosts a scenic network of popular equestrian trails. This park also serves as a working model forest education program. Through the aide of volunteers, students may learn about the various components in and products from a forest.

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  33. Townsend (Warren R.)

    With picnic areas and shelters spread among wooded hills along the Bear Creek valley, Townsend Park is a scenic and easy to reach destination for Grand Rapids area visitors. The historic open shelter and enclosed shelterhouse are favorite locations for group events like retreats, graduation parties, family reunions and weddings. In the park’s north section, a hiking trail winds through a large pine plantation. The Cannon Township Trail also links to the park from the north, featuring a boardwalk over natural wetlands.

    Baseball Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hiking Nature Trails Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Shelter Winter Sports
  34. Wabasis Lake

    Wabasis Lake Park offers a wide variety of facilities in a very scenic setting on the shore of Wabasis Lake. Nestled among rolling hills and woods you'll find a public beach, a four-lane boat ramp, various sports facilities, shelters and picnic areas available for rent, and trails with many lake views. The park also is home to a full campground with sites ranging from primitive walk-ins to a rental cottage. Though close to Grand Rapids, Wabasis Lake Park has an "up north" feel that makes it an ideal getaway destination whether you're visiting from nearby or are on an extended journey through the area.

    Baseball Basketball Beach House Campgrounds Fishing Hiking Nature Trails Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Sand Volley Ball Shelter Swimming Winter Sports
  35. Wahlfield

    Wahlfield Park features a main recreational area that also serves as a trailhead for its extensive network of trails that explore a hilly mix of woods, creek valley and open fields. Most of the natural-surfaced trails are open to mountain bike use. The park is easy to find, located at the intersection of M-37 (Alpine Ave.) and 8 Mile Rd.

    Cross Country Skiing Hiking Nature Trails Open Shelter Picnicking Playground Restrooms Winter Sports
  36. White Pine

    This 60 acre greenspace is mostly undeveloped, offering only parking at the main entrance and a single trail through the forest. When the original 20 acres of the park were acquired in 1927, they contained one of the few remaining pure stands of white pines in the county. The park has since been managed with the goal of preserving this stand and enhancing it plantings of new white pine seedlings.